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Vaccine-preventable diseases outbreaks on the rise in Africa: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Africa is witnessing a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases over the past year as routine immunization services have been impaired in the continent, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday. Inequalities in accessing vaccines, and disruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic impaired routine immunization services in …

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DR Congo kicks off Ebola vaccination amid new outbreak

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) kicked off Wednesday Ebola vaccination in Mbandaka, the capital city of the north-western Equateur Province, to halt the spread of the virus following an outbreak that has claimed two lives since April 21. Around 200 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV …

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Low funding, COVID-19 curtail tuberculosis fight in Africa: WHO

The African region is home to 17 of the 30 high-burden tuberculosis countries globally Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Inadequate investment and funding for tuberculosis control in Africa is jeopardizing the efforts to meet the global target of ending the disease by 2030, as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to roll back …

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Obesity, overweight rising in Africa: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | One in five adults and one in 10 children and teenagers are projected to be obese by December 2023 in 10 high-burden African countries, if no robust measures are taken to reverse the trends, said the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Africa on Thursday. …

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